Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: - the social context of young people - values and principles that underpin practice - the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and - the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people. Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study. Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.

Supervision as a Youth Work Tool

Supervision as a youth work tool
Liesl Conradie

Supervision is a valuable tool that youth workers can use to support their reflection and to help them develop their practice. This chapter explores some of the functions of supervision and the different forms it can take. It also examines what youth workers can do to establish effective supervisory relationships, whether they are engaging with supervision as a student, or as a qualified and experienced practitioner.


Working with young people can be fun, energising and exciting, but also tough, demanding and frustrating. Opportunities to receive support and guidance and to discuss your practice can help you to learn and develop, whatever your level of experience. Supervision is one of the tools that we ...

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